Farmers suffering due to Centre’s indifference, alleges Mamata Banerjee

On the anniversary of the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill 2011, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee targeted the Centre over the new farm laws passed last year, stating that on one hand her government fights for the rights of farmers and addressed their grievances and on the other, an ‘indifferent’ Centre is letting them suffer. Terming farmers as the […]

Uttarakhand: Order for opening Chardham Yatra postponed for 3 districts

Uttarakhand government on Tuesday postponed its order to open the Chardham Yatra for people from three districts Chamoli, Rudraprayag, and Uttarkashi. Government Spokesperson and Cabinet Minister, Subodh Uniyal told ANI that the hearing is underway at Nainital High Court regarding the Chardham Yatra. The state government will reconsider opening the yatra after June […]

Vadodara gets robotic scavenging machine to clean sewers

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has got a robotic scavenging machine to clean choked sewers. The machine, designed to operate with solar energy, requires two people for its operation. It has been provided to VMC by Madhya Gujarat Vij Company Limited (MGVCL) under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. While speaking to ANI, B Mishra, MD of […]

World Blood Donor Day: Blood donors to receive confirmed vaccination slots at AMRI hospitals Kolkata

On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day, AMRI Hospitals has launched a drive where anybody donating blood voluntarily will get a confirmed vaccine slot across any of the three units of AMRI Hospitals in Kolkata– Dhakuria, Mukundapur, and Salt Lake. The unique drive, which was launched on June 14, on the occasion of World Blood Donor […]

Chile sees 6,234 new Covid-19 cases in single day

Chile on Monday registered 6,234 new daily cases of COVID-19 and 97 more deaths in a day, raising the country’s confirmed caseload to 1,482,663 and the pandemic death toll to 30,804. Despite progress in vaccination against the virus, with nearly 60 percent of the target population fully vaccinated, cases of infection have been on the rise in […]

West Bengal demands additional GST compensation of Rs 4,911 cr

West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Monday said that the state needs to be given an additional compensation (Goods and Services Tax compensation) of Rs 4,911 crores, adding that he had written to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in this regard but received no response so far. Speaking to the media yesterday, Mitra said, “Additional compensation (Goods […]

Rajasthan Cabinet reshuffle likely on hold after medical ‘advise’ to Gehlot

Indicating Rajasthan Cabinet reshuffle and expansion is likely being put on a hold, the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday informed that doctors have advised Gehlot to avoid one-on-one meeting. Speaking about the post-Covid health issues of Gehlot, OSD, Lokesh Sharma said, “In view of the post-Covid repercussions, as a precautionary measure […]

Mehul Choksi’s lawyers say he missed court date in Dominica due to mental stress

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi failed to appear in Magistrate’s Court in Roseau on June 14 for the commencement of the trial against him over his illegal entry into the Caribbean country, because he was suffering from mental stress and experienced high blood pressure, his lawyers informed the court. The case of Choksi, […]